HS2: Neutral organisation raises questions that need to be asked
Margaret Hodge chairs a New Economics Foundation debate on HS2. After the introduction from the chair, Helen Kersley (Programme Head, Valuing What Matters.NEF) raises questions that haven’t been asked. Recorded on 23rd October 2012.
Margaret Hodge is brilliant. I like this clear thinking no nonsense woman. Increasingly the obvious flaws are being exposed. Unsurprisingly the many public transport bodies didn’t ask the right questions, they made self-interested reports backing the absurd.
MAY I SAY NOW WE HAVE THE NUMBERS IT ONLY LEAVES THE TIME SAVING BETWEEN BHAM AND LONDON IF THE PEOPLE NEED TO SAVE TWENTY MINS THEY SHOULD CATCH A EARLER TRIAN AND SAVE THE COUNTRY 32 BILLION POUNDS
This was an excellent, calm and balanced introduction to a necessary review from an independant and neutral organisation, but it would have been good to have shared in more so as to see and hear how the different speakers responded to each other and to the Government’s continued support for the HS project.
We know all too well what STOP HS2 believes and campaigns for, but what fresh thoughts or endorsments for or against HS2 came from the panel?
Sure, we will be putting up more from the NEF debate on our Youtube channel – http://www.youtube.com/stophs2
We only put some of the videos from there on here, so please keep an eye on Youtube if you want to see them all.
(FWIW, some of the videos here are from different sources.)